Monday Mystery

Do we need an official Washington State CLAM? Why do we need an official Washington State Clam?

According to a recent bit in my paper (“Washington Legislature in Brief”) our Washington legislators “could declare the razor clam the official Washington state clam, if it can bet back an upstart challenge from the geoduck.”

This is a razor clam. I Googled images of both razor clam and geoduck and didn’t see a whole lot of difference in size or looks.

Yes, it’s a mystery to me why our paid-public-legislators, who have more vital work to do than they will ever have time for, are made to consider such interesting but non-essential stuff.